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Episode 56: Roach Clip

The MOTHERSHIP lands for the first time in 2017 with another jam packed episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast!  The Great Brian Last is joined once again by Scott Cornish in the co-host chair for a fun and informative episode, featuring:

– Australian wrestling historian Ed Lock joins the show to discuss Mario Milano and the early days of Jim Barnett’s World Championship Wrestling promotion.  Ed talks about Barnett’s arrival in Australia, and what the wrestling landscape was like at that time.  We hear about Dominic DeNucci, Spiros Arion, Killer Kowalski, Gary Hart, Big Bad John and many other of the biggest stars to land down under.  This is a fascinating look at a territory whose stars many feel don’t get the respect they are due.

– Wrestling Historian Tom Burke is back, this week discussing Dr. Jerry Graham.  Tom was friends with the Doc, so we are able to hear both his knowledge of Graham’s career as well as personal anecdotes.  Tom also shares some great stories about Abe Ford, Tony Santos, The Vachons and more!

– Jeff Bowdren returns for part two of our discussion about the greatest wrestling matches and angles of the 1980’s.  Jeff talks about attending the first Crockett Cup in New Orleans, a wild night out for Terry Gordy in Japan, Giant Baba’s plans for Bruiser Brody & Stan Hansen and much more!  Jeff also talks about the territory he grew up watching, Championship Wrestling from Florida, and shines a light on 1982 in the Sunshine State, which was filled with great matches and angles and saw the surprising emergence of David Von Erich as a heel.

– TGBL & Scott talk about a number of topics, including Rogers’ Corner, Bill Dundee’s car, Missy Hyatt, Jimmy Valiant & Big Mama, The Hangman and more!  Plus, Dennis Coralluzzo’s Memphis debut, TRnac, Stuttering Tommy Rich & the Top Ten!

CALL SOMEBODY!

Book Of The Week:

Dear Andy Kaufman, I Hate Your Guts! by Lynne Margulies & Bob Zmuda

Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:14:19)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:24:37)
  • Here & There (1:41:45)
  • Dennis Of The Week (1:52:46)
  • Jeff Bowdren (2:00:10)
  • Tom Burke on Dr. Jerry Graham (2:38:32)
  • Ed Lock on Australian Wrestling History (3:20:12)

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Episode 55: Wrestling Prop

The Mothership has touched down once again for another packed episode of the 6:05 Superpodcast, the best wrestling podcast on the planet!  This week, The Great Brian Last is joined by a first timer in the co-host chair, Mike Mills of the Booking The Territory podcast.  On this week’s episode:

– Legendary Tennessee wrestling star Len Rossi joins the show to discuss his former tag team partner, the late Mario Milano, who just recently passed away.  Len also talks about teaming with Bearcat Brown, how their trailblazing team led to the desegregation of wrestling matches in the South, as well as their feud with Dr. Ken Ramey and the Interns, a feud considered one of the hottest in Southern wrestling history.  Len also shares his thoughts on George and Nick Gulas, as well as his son, the late Joey Rossi.  This talk is a unique chance to hear from one of the all-time greats of an era long gone!

– Wrestling historian Tom Burke is back to discuss his background working for The Ring Wrestling magazine, as well as the history of the WFIA.  Tom also shares the amazing story of how he ended up owning Pedro Morales’ WWWF World Championship belt.  Any conversation with Tom is filled with interesting and fun tidbits, and this one is no exception!

– Jeff Bowdren joins the show for part one of a discussion about his famed Greatest Matches Of The 80’s list in the 1989 Wrestling Observer Newsletter yearbook.  This fun talk goes in many directions, talking about Dump Matsumoto, Chigusa Nagayo, Lex Luger, Tiger Mask, and more, including the memorable moment when Jeff & Dave Meltzer ran into the Von Erichs in a hotel in Japan!

Plus, The Top Ten, TRnac The Magnificent, Stuttering Tommy Rich, Junkyard Dog talk, updates on The Hangman Bruce Pobanz and the falling out between Denim Fritz & Kevin Von Erich.  All of that, plus a special Christmas message from a masked guest, and much more!

Book Of The Week:

Sputnik, Masked Men, & Midgets: The Early Days of Memphis Wrestling by Ron Hall

Time Stamps:

  • Top Ten (0:19:19)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:12:44)
  • Here & There (1:26:45)
  • Santa Brown (1:35:05)
  • TRnac (1:41:34)
  • Jeff Bowdren (1:51:24)
  • Len Rossi (2:31:09)
  • Tom Burke (3:12:26)

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Episode 47: Only The Day Of

The Superpodcast is back!  The Great Brian Last is joined by Scott Cornish, in the co-host chair, for this week’s show, which features:

– Wrestling Historian Tom Burke talking about Wild Bull Curry.  Tom didn’t just study Bull Curry’s career, he was also friends with the wild man and talks about a number of topics, from Curry’s relationship to The Sheik to his feelings on working in Houston.

– Filmmaker Jeff Krulik joins the show again to talk about Santo Gold & the wrestling film Blood Circus.  Few have seen the film, but Jeff has information about it, as well as the famed Santo Gold auction infomercial.

– Amy Lee is back for the final part of her Dennis Of The Week.  Amy talks about a second fight she had with Dennis Coralluzzo, this time in a hotel room in front of Tommy Rich and Doug Gilbert.  She also shares some humorous stories and her thoughts on how Dennis should be remembered.

– After last week’s controversial statements regarding the mortality of J.W. Storm, Tom Robinson calls in to discuss last week’s appearance and hear some news on the man who took his girlfriend to the Red Roof Inn.

– TGBL & Scott talk about numerous topics, including Bruno Sammartino’s wig, the midget Top Ten, DDP Yoga, Lou Albano on the Uncle Floyd Show, Dull wrestling authority figures, Greg Valentine, Fat Frank at Show World and much more.  Also, Impressionist Jim Ross joins the show again during the Top Ten!

CALL SOMEBODY!

Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top Ten (0:06:10)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:11:50)
  • Here & There (1:19:20)
  • Tom Robinson on J.W. Storm (1:20:24)
  • Dennis Of The Week with Amy Lee (2:02:07)
  • Jeff Krulik on Santo Gold’s Blood Circus (2:24:15)
  • Tom Burke on Wild Bull Curry (2:48:22)

Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
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Episode 45: Marriott Parking Lot

The MOTHERSHIP is back again for another action packed week of the 6:05 Superpodcast!  Kurt Brown is back in the co-host chair this week, joining The Great Brian Last on this fun episode, which features:

– A talk with Les Thatcher about his start in the business with Tony Santos’ promotion in Boston.  Les discusses living and working with Pat Patterson, Ron Dupree and Terry Garvin, why the Santos promotion had no TV, the workers back then versus the performers today, Jack Pfefer’s relationship with Santos and much more!

– A conversation with wrestling historian Tom Burke about his friend, and one of wrestling’s most misunderstood characters, Chris Colt.  Colt has been a popular subject on the Superpodcast and Tom  sheds light on what made him tick.

– An interview with filmmaker Jeff Krulik, of Heavy Metal Parking Lot fame, about his 1994 film Mr. Blassie Goes To Washington.

– Amy Lee joins the show for the Dennis Of The Week, our weekly tribute to promoter Dennis Coralluzzo.  Amongst other stories, Amy talks about her legendary parking lot fight with Dennis.

– The Top Ten, as usual, goes in a million directions, covering Titanes En El Ring, Slammers and Verne Langdon, Tony Rocco and Widman Jack Armstrong, the fake Apache Bull Ramos, Japanese wrestler misspellings & wrestler nicknames in the Observer, Wild Bull Currry, The Antichrist, Captain Lou Albano’s promo for Mike Lano’s tv show, Longmont Potion Castle and much more!

CALL SOMEBODY!

Book of the Week:

Time Stamps:

  • Superuniverse Top 10 (0:08:02)
  • Fantasy Booking (1:31:13)
  • Here & There (1:36:06)
  • Dennis Of The Week with Amy Lee (1:43:21)
  • Tom Burke on Chris Colt  (2:08:12)
  • Jeff Krulik on Mr. Blassie Goes To Washington (2:46:44)
  • Les Thatcher on starting out in Boston (3:07:38)

 
Follow the show on Twitter at @605pod, as well as Brian at @GreatBrianLast.
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The official show wiki, a constant work in progress, is available at 6:05 Superpodcast Wiki.